Yesterday I finally broke down, went out to Home Depot and bought all the wood I should need and some screws.
<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>1 - 3/4" plywood ($27)
<LI>1 - 1/2" plywood ($20)
<LI>2 - 1/2" sheet of birch (2x$36 = $72)
<LI>20 - Douglas Fir 2x4s. 8 feet long. (20x$2.44 = $49)
<LI>3 - 1 5/8" wood screws(1 pound box) (3x$4 = $12)
<LI>1 - 3" wood screws(5 pound box) ($17)
<LI>12 - door hinges (2x$1 = $12)
* Keep in mind that some of this stuff will be returned (probably some of the 2x4s).
Tools used thus far:
, one with a phillips head bit and one with a drill bit.
<LI>Ratchet tie downs
. I don't have large clamps, so these are a good/cheap alternative. Actually came in handy.
for each corded power tool (2 in my case)
<LI>A digital camera
(really, don't forget this. You might forget to document steps as often)
. I have one but can't find it. I had to use the corner of a sheet of plywood.
. These come in handy when you are trying to square things off. I used one so far.
, I used some weights to hold pieces in place while I drill, trying to get things square, etc.[/list]
The first two images are the 2x4's and the sheets of plywood.
Here are 20 2x4s. I estimated 14 for the stand and so far the count is 10. I think I way over-estimated, but I'll be taking the left overs back anyways.
Here's the plywood:
one sheet of 3/4 plywood and 2 sheets of 1/2 high grade birch for the finish.
- go there and see my future fish section to see what I have planned for my next 100+ gallon tank.
Note: I havn't maintained the site lately.
[This message was edited by kherman on Tue July 08 2003 at 05:30 AM.]
[This message was edited by ekim on Thu October 09 2003 at 03:17 AM.]